Richard Petty comments on death of France Jr

Richard Petty Comments On The Passing of Bill France Jr. Level Cross, N.C. (June 5, 2007)- Comments from Richard Petty on the passing of NASCAR Vice Chairman Bill France Jr. "Everyone involved with the Petty family is saddened by the ...

Richard Petty Comments On The Passing of Bill France Jr.

Level Cross, N.C. (June 5, 2007)- Comments from Richard Petty on the passing of NASCAR Vice Chairman Bill France Jr.

"Everyone involved with the Petty family is saddened by the passing of Bill France Jr. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire France family at this time.

Simply stated, Bill France Jr. was one of the greatest visionaries of our sport.

Bill France Jr. took our sport to the next level. He continued his father's vision and guided our sport through a period of tremendous growth. His vision built relationships with corporate sponsors and television partners. That helped build our fan base that reaches far beyond just the southeast. These are his greatest accomplishments.

His vision, knowing what he wanted NASCAR to become and be, has made NASCAR a national sport. We should all be fortunate for Bill France Jr. and his dedication to the sport we love. I raced under Bill France Jr. for 20 years. He treated every competitor fair and with honesty. He was not only a trusted leader, but a good friend who will be truly missed."

-credit: petty enterprises

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Series NASCAR , General
Drivers Richard Petty
Article type Obituary